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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt R Miller, May 1, 2004.
I was just wondering why the two are tuned differently.
Chords, I believe. Someone with more theory knowledge will know, but when you form barre chords, if you tuned with a high C, would mess it up seriously.
Easier to hit the open chords.
it makes all the chords a hell of a lot easier,not just the open.
The high "C" string on the 6-string bass keeps the bass in fourths...therefore, all the patterns remain constant.
Not sure about the guitar's "B"...the OPEN chord angle sounds good to me.
Because basses are retarted.
Thats quoting every guitarist i have raised this discussion with.
Actually, as a guitarist and bassist, I would have to concur with my filthy unwashed brethren in this case, kirby.
I think it has something to do with the consistancy of the treble clef, but the open chord debate sounds more agreeable.
nothing to do with the treble clef, just retune a guitar to straight fourths, and try playing a bar chord.... not too easy.
If you tuned the B to a C, then your high E would be an F. F vs. your low E would be pretty ugly.
Who says the high string on a bass has to be a C? I've tuned my high string on my 6s to B for years (and I know I'm not the only one). Of course, I started as a guitar player, so there you go....